Remember to bring your child’s Alberta Healthcare card and a piece of photo ID, as well as a copy of delegation / custody papers if applicable.
Arrive at your scheduled appointment time, if you are unable to arrive as expected, call the unit to inform them as you may need to reschedule.
For your appointment you will need to bring a list of your child's current medications as this will be reviewed with a nurse on the unit and any home meds that your child may need to take while on the unit for treatment.
A parent or guardian must remain with the child at all times. Siblings and other family members are welcome to accompany your child; however there is limited seating space in clinic and treatment rooms.
There are Playstation, Wii, iPad, various arts and crafts, movies, games, and toys available on the unit as well as Wifi available throughout the hospital. You are welcome to bring items from home (i.e.: toys, blankets) that will help comfort your child. You may wish to bring phone/iPad chargers for anticipated longer treatment/stays on the unit
Meals are not provided on the unit, so feel free to bring your own food which can be stored in the patients’ fridge. There is a patient pantry on the unit which is stocked daily with assorted snacks, juices, and milk. A microwave and toaster is also available. Coffee shops and vending machines are in various locations throughout the hospital to purchase snacks/food as well as 2 cafeterias on the main floor.
We are located on the second floor on the north side of the Stollery Children’s Hospital. From the 112th street entrance walk straight towards the elevators and go to the second floor. After crossing the 2E Pedway, turn left and head down the open corridor to the very end, Unit 2D3 is located thru the automatic doors.
Child Life services are available to help your child understand and adapt to the hospital experience.
There is numbing cream available if your child requires an IV start or blood work. The use of this cream will add an extra 30 mins to your appointment time.
Appointment length varies between the types of treatment your child is receiving.